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that was the lower end of the bound. i said it was likely that it was $115 billion today mr. romney's campaign issued a statement saying, that was accurate. now you saw that on the front page of "the washington post." no. i report for the number one english-language newspaper, the guardian, greatest last story about romney billionaires covered the entire front page of the newspaper and by last story about mr. romney and his billionaires was at the top of the nightly news for bbc television where i'm an investigative reporter. now i know that in case you don't know what investigative reporting is, it's not done here because it's a violation of the patriot act three which is why you haven't seen me on any of the local, the peacock or the foxhole or the eyewall, or even "msnbc" but some of you got that. mr. romney and his money. that is all right as governor romney himself would say. in america we like to celebrate success, and his success is nothing compared to his partners. three billionaires who operate hedge funds, partnered with romney on a takedown of the treasury in the auto bailout. three guys e
with the media and mitt romney 47 beset and barack obama. what was the media coverage like? >> this morning i just ran 47%. how much media outlets and what is the shelf life? it was relatively short. romney 47% but it has been about one month. but they are dragged back and by the opponent or by the events. i'm sure as we cannot of the debates somebody blows say i wonder if he will respond? the issue is which of these gaffe we need to pay attention? is that the true character flaw? we all make mistakes. but now with the internet and youtube now is distributed broadly and more quickly end to find out what barack obama said 1998. or what mitt romney said there was knocked one bit of coverage of the 47% in may. nobody told the story to the media. not until the video popped up. >> >> host: what politicians have they made in the past fettered fatal? >> we risk harry standing at for the republican nominee that will cut it to the use ways then he cannot remember. you say he is not ready for prime time. he has affected us here was elizabeth dole that came here to speak. so in the speech was aimed at t
. as a romney were to win as opposed to the president reelected, some dealers waiting for him after he gets into office. >> no. no, i'm not. and, you know, i wrote a story for the new york times magazine when governor romney, specifically on his time as governor that appeared about three weeks ago. and, you know, the way the piece includes is by -- i interviewed a number of people, particularly the more conservative house republicans. there licking their chops. they believe that this will be a great moment for them if mitt romney wins. a moment for them the legislate very aggressively the conservative agenda. my question to several of them was, but what if that is not so? what if governor romney, president of electronic decides that that is not how he wishes to govern and will govern more in his motion when he was governor of massachusetts and the uniformly said there would be disappointed. and one of the stars of the two-party freshman class is featured in my bug said there will be an insurrection. really boisterous. you have seen nothing yet. president romney does not behave like the cons
with him, we'd be the ones with long faces this week. no, it was how magnificent romney was and first time obama faced a tough opponent. i mean, his whole life he's been, as he says, as long as you don't make fast moves, look calm, white people love you. by his own account, smoking pot at the university, not particularly applying himself, and manages to transfer to the premier universities in america, columbia, and from there, he rockets to harvard law school, and he's instantly president of the harvard law review, he was president for two weeks, and he wins the nobel peace prize? [laughter] this was the first test faced, and he didn't do well, did he? you see that with stacy dash. liberals -- it's as if i wrote in the book, and that you're going to restore their psychological e e quill lib yum, burning with racist words to dump out landing on west, and dash, liberals, i mean, nothing braver in the world than a black conservative. [applause] black people agree with us on policies burks they are harangued and told, racest, racist, rasist. i run through the true history of civil rights. repu
that merits being taken into account in the incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on so many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elected to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country's 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing the economic climate if obama is reelected. do not suggest the gamble shouldn't be taken. rather it is playing with politics might give us cause. what is the history project about a second term for barack obama were he free elective with so few presidents having success in that time in office. one of the challenges that face those that have troubled or failed the second term and would allow others to succeed and can barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents the we did for the quagmire of the second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in the second term doesn't imply that they're one of failures or significant stumbles. some even severe during that then venu
into account in judging between incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elective to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security and economic climate after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest the gamble should not be taken. simply that history interplay in with politics might give us pause. what does history predict about a second term for barack obama? were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office? what are the challenges that face those who had troubled or failed second terms? what allowed others to succeed? can barack obama overcome these challengess if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmire of a second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply there were not failures or significant stumbles. some even sever
to be pay-per-view events. last week between governor romney and a president. you will enjoy that one. [laughter] to make between congressman paul ryan and the vice president joe biden should be fun. and an coulter reverses will be goldberg. i have to say that would be extremely wrong cited because there would have to stop every response just like last night. the it team a factor aside is she is courageous. truly courageous and is willing to use her satirical highlights for issues of the day describes itself as the polemicist to likes to stir the pot and does not pretend to be impartial or about list. her background has prepared her well as a lawyer and graduated with honors from cornell, graduate of michigan and what school and author of eight new times bestsellers the ladies of the few are the only ones that have not read your book. and "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" i encourage your ready-to-eat it. i felt so on burgeoned and liberated i will get his rid of those bottled words. >> lazy, angry, constitution, e xperienced, holding down the fort, peanut butte
when governor romney and the presidents of candid mentioned the binders of women that he received on his desk to help him populate his cabinet. i started thinking about what that binder of women symbolized. it was as though governor romney had to go out and go on a hunt to find women who were these exotic creatures, hiding out in places where there were not really obvious. and in some ways i actually felt his pain in some ways. , because when i started writing about the housing market i found that there was very little conversation about the impact that this was having on women. and it was as though women were invisible in this conversation. we talked about it in terms of neighborhoods. we talked about it in terms of people of color, but we have not really started talking about it in terms of women. and there were a lot of numbers that supported a conversation that was specifically about how sub prime lending and the housing market in particular was relevant to women's experience. i can give you some of those numbers. but what i found was that when we started -- when i started act
him and mitt romney but a choice between different ideology, different approaches to government, between different sets of visions and values. everything he did that timeframe can he kept trying to gather to this big idea he had about a choice. when i wrote the book of course we didn't know how things would end up on november 6, 2012, but i look at how he developed his governing strategy and his electoral strategy, and it really culminated in november. so this is the back story to what happened in this presidential campaign. >> we are here at the national press club. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival a panel entitled "what's next for women?" featuring anita hill, hanna rosin and madeleine kunin. this is about an hour. >> good morning, everyone. such a pleasure to see you all here at what is absolutely one of my favorite events in the city every year, the boston book festival. my name is meghna chakrabarti. i cohost radio boston on wbur. [applause] >> thank you very much. first and foremost if you don't listen to the show i will give a famous pluck him 3 p.m. monday
befriended the slave who had a romney, the easiest one of which is jeffrey brace. he was also known -- >> bridge. he was a slave in connecticut and people forget new england had slavery as well. one of his fellow -- he was in a slave, but someone he knew there was matthew lyon who became a well-known figure. >> a vermont senator. >> he became a senator again. >> there may be only a couple of the done that. but anyway, getting back to jeffrey. >> he actually thought the french indian war and in the revolutionary war. during the revolutionary war he was promised his freedom if he thought. so he began moving north because vermont at that time in this constitution title eliminated slavery. you have to be careful, but vermont had eliminated that is so he thought of as a safe place to me with his family. he moved into southern vermont, ran into difficulty because yes, there was no slavery here, but people are still fairly prejudiced until lakhs were unable to raise children correctly. they spent a lot of time trying to take his children away. he kept looking north until he got to georgia,
to be worse than the private markets. in contrast in a speech in california in may, and it romney's said "the president doesn't understand when you invest like that in one company makes a harder for technology generally because other entrepreneurs of the same field their opportunity to get capital. who wants to put money into a solar capital -- company when the government picked one of their choice? excellent question. i wrote the book we're spending about $12 billion per year to make electricity more expensive. that it is 6 billion of tax breaks and direct and chairs. this makes no sense in hers low income americans. we brainwashed children toothache greed it is good to think about green products and jobs that yet to we cannot define what a green job it is. that has five definitions of the green job as a discounted. energy from renewable sources. energy efficiency. energy pollution reduction in removal. natural resource conservation. environmental compliance education and training and public awareness. when i was testifying on capitol hill, they had a paper cup in front of me. most the time
the past five years. in contrast in a speech in california in may, mitt romney said, quote, the president doesn't understand when you invest like that in one solar energy company it makes it harder for solar technology generally because the other entrepreneurs in the solar field suddenly lost their opportunity to get capital. who wants to put money into a solar company when the government put half a billion dollars into one of its choice. excellent question. i wrote this book because we are not just spending half a billion dollars. we are spending $12 billion a year to make electricity more expensive rather than cheaper. that is $6 billion in tax breaks and $6 billion in direct expenditures. the green jobs that makes no sense and has low-income americans, we brainwash our children to think that green is good and fink uncritically about green products and green jobs and yet we can't even define what a green job is. let's start with a green jobs. the bureau of labor statistics has five definitions of the 3.1 million green jobs that it has counted. namely the energy from renewable sources, e
different god question: mitt romney, the religious right and the mormon question." he also co-authored "mormon quest for the presidency," and also the "the persistence of polygamy: a mormon anthology." he worked for the family history library in salt lake city, and there he did research, genealogical research on some dignitaries. john ashcroft, george w. bush, bill and hillary clinton, walter cronkite, sean hannity, charlton heston, larry king, henry kissinger, brian stokes, barack obama, kevin rudd, mike wallace, barbara walters and oprah winfrey. and he can be awarded the prize of the damnedest name dropper in utah. [laughter] our other panelist is jeff johnson who is retired from the lds church historical department where he worked for more than 20 years. he is also, was also a member of the staff of the utah state archives and served as director for 14 of those years. he was an archivist at the cherokee national history society. he has published historical articles in -- [inaudible] as well as the encyclopedia of mormon itch. mormonism. we will begin today with our illustr
house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing sector was a fellow named george romney whose son mitt romney has been in the news lately. his dad complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seem to think he could run fannie mae any way he saw fit. there was also talk that ray might use fannie mae postage or letterhead to raise money for democratic candidates. the white house was getting complaints from republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related foreclosures, all those fees. well, within nine months of taking office, nixon fired ray lapin as president of fannie mae without giving any public explanation. ray lapin resisted. he fulminated to the press nixon western fannie mae into what he called a patronage putting. try to try to get a restraining order from a federal judge. the judge wouldn't budge. but ray kept showing up for work anyway. [laughter] at one point the lights went out at fannie mae's offices, and the phone lines went dead. some people interpreted this as a subtle message from the nixon white ho
? >> [inaudible] >> oh, okay. hello. hello. gary johnson? >> yes. >> oh, no, no, no. you've got to be a romney girl now. >> how are you? good to see you? aren't you glad i'm not pointing to you? >> the newspaper held me over, and i was explaining it's rude to look at your watch in the middle of an interview, and i thought i'd look down, it's like a half an hour later. >> do you know brian doherty? >> no, we don't know each other. >> producer to megyn kelly -- >> i haven't seen you in such a long time. why haven't you had me on? >> [inaudible] >> oh, that's great. i'll be in new york for that. hello, i'll see you later. >> [inaudible] >> yeah, yeah, yeah, that was good. oh! >> we're first or in line. >> have you read it? do you know who it's dedicated? >> no, but you sent it to us. >> i know. [inaudible conversations] has your husband read it yet? >> leave him alone. >> and he changed his e-mail address on me, by the way. >> i don't know what your e-mail is. >> no, i e-mailed you, and you're not e-mailing me back. both of you changed your address on me. i hadn't planned on saying anything, but
if romney wins i think actually he might have an interest also in supporting civic education because right now what we know is low-income kids of color are likely to grow up in devoe the democratic so he could have some impact in actual the teachings and civics that might get them thinking beyond what their context is likely to teach them. they should promote civic education. [applause] >> the reason is hard to get jerry springer out of this is this is our only bipartisan issue. everybody cares about it. everybody has been on the same side dating back to ted kennedy and george bush. there are a lot of reasons the election is important. they ton either candidate will take in office will affect what happens with education. >> paul, you wrote in the new york times magazine the obama before he was elected and the obama in the white house having different towns about posture. using the changes if he gets a second term? goes back to the tone he had before? >> i wrote about his policies around poverty and he stopped talking about poverty the last couple years. i would like to think he would go ba
romney and ryan. that was a thrill. [inaudible conversations] >> what happened to your ankle? >> [inaudible conversations] ? >> take a picture. >> your viewers. a summary of my book that i can do. [inaudible conversations] i would like it if you can -- [inaudible] i bought it a year ago and two -- [inaudible conversations] absolutely. thank you. thank you very much. and i notice -- [inaudible conversations] [inaudible] just for rick? [inaudible conversations] right after you have written it, and i read your review and i thought maryland do this. this is perfect. you get all the main points. >> i like the book. >> isn't it fun? >> you nailed it. i'm one of those books -- [inaudible conversations] [laughter] [inaudible conversations] oh. it is so nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. great meeting you. >> i've tweeted your review. [inaudible conversations] >> she -- she's the one that -- [inaudible conversations] >> yep. so good. >> thank you. yeah. [inaudible conversations] they button there. >> yeah. sorry. thank you. >> huge fan. [inaudible conversations] [laughter] [inaudi
if you look at what they have said on this issue, both obama and romney's plans are vague. if i were moderating the debate that is coming october 3rd, i would spend about half of it asking them what would you do specifically. give us the diagnosis of the plan -- [applause] and tell us what you're really going to do. and part of that question is there has to be a willingness to compromise, and there has to be an innate willingness to do things that are painful for your side. i'm going to stop there, and we'll do questions. one more story. remember years ago the head of simon & schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i s
, i was part of the romney administration, secretary of economic development, was understand that boston is doing tremendously well economically, but if we wanted to turn around, um, the pioneer valley or southeastern massachusetts, we had to turn around the fates of springfield and fall river and lowell and lawrence. and in order to do that, it wasn't plopping down a single courthouse. >> that's right. >> that wasn't going to fix it. it wasn't going to be building a new walled convention center that had its back to the city. the only way you can transform a city is with a strategy that builds on the city's assets, that tightly weaves people together around our educational assets, our human assets, our community-based organizations, our old industrial assets and some of the new skills that are spinning off of them. and until you knit those pieces together and can find the new narrative lines that come out of that, you know, that the old, you know, this is a providence and fall river example, the old jewelry business, those little, fine skills of making costume jewelry are phe
. to me, the real danger is if the romney gets elected, they might actually do what they say they might do. >> that is remarkable feature of the political environment pitcher best hope is one of the candidates is that line carries teeth. >> we sit now in what feels like prolonged stagnation. joe, you've written a book on inequality. this could not be a positive development for the distribution proceeds to have the called the reserve army of the unemployed driving wages down, weakening the bargaining power. >> inequality has become a serious problem in the united states. it is interesting while polls are arguing in a good a long time, it gotten so serious that even economists realize it's a serious problem. when they say serious problem coming got to believe it. not our colleagues. but the magazine's economists. >> it's my job to take them on. you guys take on the magazine. one of the reasons that it weakens the economy, you know, paul emphasized the problem right now is lots of demand, lack of total demand that means people are not buying as many goods in the economy and capacity to produc
of kansas is former adviser to romney, the man who co-authored the bill. that's an incredible question. it is, like, how did this extremist fringe of the republican party take over the party and become the mainstream, and why is it the other republicans stepped back and the other democrats didn't know how to take them on until somebody like randy came? i think it's a really fundamental question the republicans have to grapple with now with mitt romney and that party. great question. yep? >> i think the democrats walked away from a lot of it, coward, and russell took it, and that's one of the thing i'm stuck on about the democrats, they are so coward, and going by what's -- [inaudible] >> right. that's where we learned theless sop taking down russell was you finally had a progressive element of the democrats who realized they had to buck the party, and then be a bipartisan coalition with republicans to say this is too extreme, and even, you know, they got a republican, as you know, to run against pierce, and pierce couldn't win his own primary this time around. >> [inaudible] >> please,
to symbolize how solar panel is a mirage and mitt romney called imaginary but thanks to the stimulus the solar installations have increased 600% in 2008. obviously the economy is struggling, and it's fair to point out that obama and his recovery act hasn't lived up to the initial height but nothing in life lives up to the hype. that i just mentioned from the? i invited. he has put the stimulus in the center of this presidential campaign which is actually totally appropriate. there ought to be a great debate in the country about government intervention in the various sectors in the economy and how the government should respond to the downturn. most of the items in the recovery act enjoyed bipartisan support until january 20, 2009 and every 2008 presidential campaign candidate proposed stimulus package actually the largest was that romney akaka but it's legitimate to debate the lessons going forward. it ought to be about the actual stimulus and not some imaginary stimulus that outsourced wind turbines to china. actually the stimulus double the domestic content of the u.s. turbine's and also the
governor romney -- give them more power to the biggest banks is in change. another $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing to answer questions about the details of your policy days ahead of election, that has not changed. ruling out compromise by pledging rubberstamped a tea party folks in congress. that's not change. changing the facts whether inconvenience to your campaign, not change. >> watch live election coverage on c-span with president obama from chicago and mitt romney in boston. plus key house and senate concession and victory speeches throughout the country. live coverage starts at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio and >> it really was scary. before we liberated. let's say, in baker county. but to have this happen, to have a blogger, i mean, you are only trying to do the best that you can for everyone, and to have someone take your words, to use the equipment that they have today to cut, splice, to make your message appeared to be back opposite back opposite of what it is and was, it's just an unbelievable situation. and it is a way
questions bound up in the noisy romney and obama campaigns. in one presentation he played off the now-famous obama question with a session called "who built it?" is responsibility for one's own success a myth? a native of minneapolis, michael attended high school in los angeles, is a graduate of brandeis university and holds a ph.d. in philosophy from oxford university. he is the robert m. bass professor of government at harvard. the year 2009 seems to have been a watershed year for both michael and harvard. by then more than 15,000 students had taken his famous course, justice, which provided the basis for his previous book, "justice: what's the right thing to do?" it was in 2009 that michael and the university allowed public television stations across the country to sit in on the course where topics ranged from wall street bonuses to same-sex marriage. it drew the attention of the phi times which published an article. the difficulty in this course is in what teaching you already know, he told the times. it works by taking what we know from familiar, unquestioned settings and makin
to orson, but not a warmly received suggestion. it has occurred to me that if mitt romney made that his slogan for his campaign this year instead of the rather bland believe in america, he would be on the way to a massive landslide. everybody could get on board with that. [laughter] young, by the way, he's to say that he only swore when he was in the pulpit which was not true. he also swore at other times. i like to say that i only swear when i quote young which pretty much is true. [laughter] back to the story. i am the head, young told the other apostles. you are the belly. his message was simple. get in line or get out of the way. those were the only two options. the apostles got in line. young became the even more unquestioned leader of the church. my other story is from four years later. the summer of 1851 in salt lake city, and it's a rare example of a church member willing to question young's authority. president millard philmore appointed young the newest territory of the newly created utah territory, first governor of the newly created utah territory. fillmore chose embrowning
of the romney administration as secretary of economic development, understand the boston is doing tremendously well economically but if we want to turn around the pioneer valley or southeastern massachusetts, we had to turn around springfield and bedford and in order to do that it wasn't putting down a single court house. that wasn't going to fix it. wasn't going to be building a new wall convention center that had its back to the city. the only way you could transform a city is with a strategy that builds on the city's assets, that tightly we've people together around our educational assets, our human assets, our community based organizations, our old industrial assets, the new skills that are sitting off of them and until you knit those pieces together and can find the new narrative lines that come out of that, that this is a province and small river example, the old jewelry business, those little fine skills of making costumed jewelry are phenomenal skills for medical devices, same little set of talents and molding and work. there are all sorts of talents hidden that we can build on. when y
house was finding a way to get rid of ray. nixon's housing secretary was a fellow named george romney. who's son mitt has been in the news lately. mitt's day complained that ray was not being very cooperative. he seemed to think he could run it any way saw he fit. there was talk that ray may have used fannie mae postage or letter head to raise money for the democratic candidates. and the white house was gets complaints from the republican lawyers in south carolina that democratic lawyers were getting all fannie mae work related to foreclosures. all the fees. within nine months nixon fired him as fannie mae without giving any public explanation. he resisted. he full min nate to the press that nixon was turning fannie mae in to a patronage put pudding. he tried to get a restraining order from the federal judge. the judge wouldn't budge. ray kept showing up for work anyway. at one point, the lights went out and the phone lines went dead. some people interpreted this as a subtle message from the nixon white house. [laughter] finally he gave up and walked away. nixon appointed a new presid
do in a campaign. >> host: well, let's start with campaign cover. start with the media. mitt romney, 47%, and barack obama cling to guns. what was the media coverage like on those events? >> guest: this morning, i just ran the 47%, and i asked two questions. one is how much depth does it get? how many media outlets cover the story? what's the shelf like? last a day, a week, or a month? the guns was a relatively short, a three week kind of a life. big peak, talked about that a lot. romney at 47%, we have not seen the end of that, obviously, but it's been a month now. now, the stories drop off, but they get dragged back in either be opponents or dragged in by events. i'm sure that as we come now to the presidential debates, they say, well, i wonder if he'll respond to that and ask a question about that. of course, the issue is, in my mind, which of the gaffes are ones to pay attention to? do they represent a true character flaw? do they represent an incapacity to ask the way we'd like to have them act? are they just the normal things? we all make mistakes. if it happened, had them han
to do well. they are horrible in the areas that they don't do well then, meaning romney is horrible on civil liberties and obama is horrible when it comes to dollars and cents. >> as a libertarian is it a little tougher to get media attention away from the two-party system especially as the campaign goes on this far? >> for myself personally actually there's probably been a 30% pick up in attention given, making the switch so no, i think just the opposite. i am believing that when people come to recognize that there are going to be three candidates on the ballot in all three states come in me being one of those three that is going to go a long way toward garnering just a little bit of who is that person along with ron paul's campaign coming to an end. by his own admission he says it's coming to an end. i think that ron paul supporters would not be compromising their vote with a vote for the libertarian. judge jim gray. >> who we also talked with here on booktv. here is the covenant -- cover of governor johnson's book, "seven principles of good government" liberty, people in politics
campaigning has been to attack and attack and attack. mitt romney for bain capital, for being plutocrat. so it's a negative campaign and a very up usual one for david axlerod to run. >> host: you write that: what is invariably true about our. is that the most successful ones degree in office. can the same be said of barack obama? has he learn from his mistakeness the answer will strike readers, i can hear them chanting in unison, no, no, no. >> guest: look at john f. kennedy who came to the oval office truly unprepared to be president, and made many mistakes in the first year or more, including the bay of pigs and other mistakes he made. it is now generally conceded that kennedy, by the time he was assassinated, had grown in office considerably and understood how to deal with the military, how to deal with congress, how to deal with conflicting advisors advisors ao forth. i don't see this happening with barack obama. he has not brought in -- despite the fact he said he would have a team of rivals, other than hillary clinton, he has not brought in any rivals whatsoever. he is in fact hardly us
that as a loose concept. like bill gates orman romney but you made your own business you do not inherit that business that may do the multimillionaire. it is important for now one of the things i found interesting that this is the age of mastery of members. that seems to make sense when you think of silicon valley or wall street but in your minds iu imagine the russian oligarch you imagine somebody in a fancy italian suit to and this is true but he probably has a ph.d. in math or physics. this is true the chinese, or the indians and this is another key characterization that is different because the capital flows are global their living global lives. we are people who know flight attendants better than our own lives this shows you're you are not a true plutocrat are you have your own plane. [laughter] said to exaggerated said my husband lives in york to talk about the new york culture and i said the issue has been no? she said his feet cannot touch the sidewalk in new york a car pulls up and takes into the office then they take into his lunch the back to the office and back home. the we
romney and the president, who enjoyed that one? [cheers and applause] that one was awesome. i enjoyed that one. [applause] tonight's debate between congressman paul ryan and the vice president biden, that should be a lot of fun. check in next week. [applause] i would have to see three is ann coulter versus whoopi goldberg. [laughter] that's extremely one sided in every definition of the term because you would not hear whoopi beeping out every response like they did last time ann was on "the view" which is unfair. the entertainment factor aside, ann is one word, "courageous," truly courageous, willing to use her amazing wit to highlight important issues of our day and describe herself as a to lem cyst who stirs the pot. her background prepared her well. she's a lawyer. she graduated from honors from cornell, graduate of university michigan law school, a columnist, author of eight "new york times" best sellers, confirming the ladies of "the view" are the only ones who have not read the books, they can't comment on them. "mugged," that book is insightful and i encourage everybody to read
definition he is modal and he has been filtered for four years but mitt romney, was the extreme or filtered? >> guest: clearly unfiltered. one term as governor of massachusetts. in historical perspective not a lot of time in politics. had he won the presidency would have been second only to wilson and arguably grover cleveland depending on how you look at it in terms of the shortness of his political career before he became president. >> host: okay, listen. thank you. this is a fascinating book and it looks at a lot of stuff that you know but tells you stuff you don't know about it. thank you very much. >> guest: thank you very much. .. [applause] >> they give you very much to the fashion institute of technology for hosting this event and also i am very excited to see two people who are unquestionably the most exciting economist in the world today. [applause] in addition to the most reference and both nobel laureates i have to say from the vantage point* of economic thinking that if i were to nominate two people to be the most courageous economists, they would be mine. [applause
's not impossible, looks unlikely now, but it's not impossible that romney could win and bring in republican senate and, you know, maintain republican control of the house, and could confidently and expeditiously set out to replace, repeal and replace obamacare and undo other things done by the obama administration. if that works, if it lasts, if republicans don't run away from it, and at the polls, in 0 2014 # and 2016, voters confirm the move, liberalism is in a spiritual crisis. to the extent they have the old-time religion, it's because they believe they're on the right side of history. if history turns against them, then the -- the ground of their confidence is shaken. in this respect, you know, it's not unlike k.. -- unlike communism. communism, a very different phenomena, but that rests on a marxist confidence that in the end there will be universal revolution and 5 stateless society, and it all will make sense, but when they began to doubt that, you know, then the foundations of marxist lennonism come ubl -- crumbled, and with the soviet union disappeared before our eyes. it's not impossibl
and during the first presidential debate, governor romney warned of an unelected board that will deny treatment under obamacare not only are these claims misleading at best, but they also imply that rationing or the denial of health care would be something new to our system. something extremely un-american. but i believe that the claim that the u.s. is not currently rationing health care has been counterproductive, damaging, and inaccurate. in my book uses historical evidence to show that the u.s. has ration health care for a long time. not the way europeans are canadians do two things like official waiting lists or cap on national health expenditure, but this country is allocated and deny health care in a complex and unique way that i call the american way of rationing. so what is the american way of rationing come and how can history help us understand it? in classical economics, rationing simply means the goods and services are distributed by price. in other words, that everybody can afford everything they could possibly want or need. so supply and demand are controlled i peoples a
as a confidence man? not as the fly in the ointment but what about mitt romney? >> they say they will work their side of the street. condoleeza rice several weeks ago to say you're so smart unpatriotic why don't you run for president? i don't have it in the. with president bush at the end of the day he was ready to go and i was ready to shoot myself. [laughter] they have to spend their life doing press and once in awhile we get one who wants to be a public servant who has time between lying and begging to take care of the country. [laughter] as milton friedman said we don't have the time to bone up on those who tried to lead us zero or rod busta the union nor the corporation or getting some cities. they think about it all day every day so to slash the size of the government. [applause] who knows of the confidence man. on the other hand, i actually grew up born and hyde park i saw that. of course, there confidence band. next question. [laughter] so the three open a with all pacino with his role your plays are cynical and no great problem there and harold pinter with his political message bu
court. nobody mentions it. i mean, not just romney and obama but nobody who spoke at either of those conventions mentioned the word supreme court. so you know i hope you are interested enough in the subject to kind of think about it. is very strange but one thing i will mention is there is a debate going on in this country over life tenure for supreme court justices. nothing that is going to change right away but it's a conversation that we haven't heard for quite a long time. it's ever really fully fledged out and it's very interesting the emerging democracies in the world and many old democracies to that have constitutional courts have adopted many many ideas from the u.s. constitution and the u.s. supreme court. the one thing that none of them has adopted his life tenure for the high court judges. they all have either a term of years or an age limit and so there are number of scholars and politicians starting to scratch their heads saying life tenure on the supreme court really bolster the interest of the public? for one thing, if they had a term of years or an age limit, think it
-made as a generous concept so you can have an affluent dad like bill gates does for mitt romney does that still some of yourself as self-made because you make your own business. he didn't inherit the business that made your multimillionaire and that is important with how they think of themselves in the world. it is important for these guys to be really numerous. one of the things i found really interesting and quite international is this is the age of mastery of numbers. my favorite example of this, seems to make sense when you think of silicon valley guys or the wall street guys, i bet you if you in your mind's ira imagining the russian oligarchs you think some fancy italian suit with a mall on one side and guys with guns on the other side and this is true, but also probably has a ph.d. in math or physics. this is true also of the chinese, the indians, also a really global -- this is another key characteristic in something quite different from previous the leads, that because the capital flows are global, and they are living really global lives. one of them said to me we are people who no flight at
, but how the u.s.s. mitt romney as a confidence man? >> i don't know. i heard connolly's the rice talks several weeks ago. i don't have it in me. he was airing the go to. i was tearing the shoot myself. so there are these people in our evolved system they spend their whole life doing press. we get one who also has the capacity to be a public servant. as milton friedman said, we just don't have the time to the bone up on the people trying to rob us. a subsidy for this and that. because we think about it for ten seconds a year, and they think about it all day every day this only one thing we can do. cut taxes. you know. who knows if they are a confidence man. i don't know. i grew up and was born on the shot -- south side of chicago. i see everything through that. of course they are. >> we have a question. >> reopening a revival with al pacino playing a different role. your great striking players are rather cynical. no great problem there. interestingly, nothing to do with his political message. but as a great artist, to you see yourself evolving in some way you articulate in your politics
are doing things at the national level to reduce the education disparity. obamacare started with mitt romney. it was romneycare before and giving access to health insurance is one of the most important things we consume in this nation to level the disparities in health and the disparities created by lack of access to health insurance. so we have bipartisan support for two of the most important things that are going to level us. the things we don't do is think about where do we help the most people the fastest, thinking about per capita returns on investment and our biggest weakness as a nation is community colleges, it skill gaps that we have left open. left wide open between the industries we are holding on to as we compete globally and how well we have done educating the people to take their place in the economy and i would hope whatever agenda comes forward we have an agenda that is deeply focused on adult learning, adult education, community college and finding more ways for people to constructively entered the economy. >> i would concur with many of those points. i am grateful i live in
and applause] we know what change looks like and what romney is selling taint. giving more power to the bank isn't change. another $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, that's not change. refusing questions about the details of your policy until after the election, that's definitely not changed.
in every republican candidate in 2008, just as, you know, mitt romney's health care plan was kenya socialism and john mccain's cap-and-trade plan, and lots of things in the stimulus, things like a smart grid, electronic health records, extending unemployment benefits, never had been controversial before. the -- so the good news is the fever could break; right? certainly, mitch mcconnell said his top priority would be keeping obama a one-term president. not anymore. you need a different priority now. [applause] but, you know the problem is the incentive structure for republicans. as, you know, i'm not the first to point out, in the book, about how they shed their moderates as they've become more and more dependent on tea party voters. you know, mitch mcconnell has to worry about a primary collage in 2014, and boehner has to worry about a leadership challenge from the right so there's certainly a primp on what they can do. that said, the incentives have changed, and you saw chris christie's incentive changed, and there's, you know, the fiscal cliff creates different incentives, and i
campaign. mitt romney saying you won't see any sunlight. >> a remarkable relationship between one of the nations that have the smallest majority in israel it's a mystical relationship when you think of how much support we have showered on israel and how much support we get back. it's due to the fact that this is not just jewish support. we are only 2 percent of the population. it's because we have shared values, shared enemies, and islamic terrorism. many people in the united states of view israel as the holy land, not just jews, but not use as well. it is a quite remarkable thing and a time when there is so much polarization between republicans and democrats. it is one of the few foreign policy issues that actually unite democrats and republicans. >> the future. is your book title provocative in any way? >> people who have survived calamities for 3,000 years in the fact excepts success and integration. how do you react to that? is optimistic, but realistic. it looks at the demographics of israel and asks whether to -- the king control them against their will. dealers said low bir
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